» Press release: SunTap Technologies launches “Solar
For immediate release
August 23, 2010
London, ON - SunTap Technologies
Inc. announced today the launching of its “Home Buyer Solar
Satisfaction” inspection program in London and the surrounding
The inspection program is offered to Realtors,
Home Inspectors, Insurance Companies, and potential home buyers.
It offers the similar benefits to home buyers as a standard home
inspection; however, the specialized inspection of the solar equipment
includes an evaluation of its efficiency, the detection of possible
defects, and/or service requirements. Also included in the inspection
is an evaluation as to what the present worth, or “value”,
of the solar system is.
Since the launching of the ecoENERGY retrofit program,
and the Green Energy Act (GEA), there are now more homes than ever
in Ontario that have solar equipment either to heat domestic hot
water, heat pool water, or generate electricity (photovoltaic system,
or PV). As part of the microFIT program, the GEA and Ontario Power
Authority (OPA) allow the transfer of an existing PV solar system’s
contract to the new homeowner in the event of a sale of a residence
that has a PV solar system and existing contract in place with the
OPA. For solar thermal systems installed on homes there are not
any contracts with the OPA, but there could possibly be an agreement
in place if the equipment is leased or on a “rent-to-own”
For potential home buyers, there can be a significant
amount of money at stake in a solar investment. A PV system’s
original installed cost can range in price from $15,000 to $75,000
for a 1.5 kW to 10 kW system, while solar thermal systems generally
range from $5,000 to $20,000. The solar inspection provides the
potential home buyer with the assurance that the solar equipment
is performing properly, and that any increase in the asking price
for the house (for the solar equipment) is justified.
To book an inspection, or for more information,
visit our Web site at www.suntaptechnologies.com or telephone us
at 519-488-6869, and we will be glad to answer your questions.
About SunTap Technologies
SunTap Technologies Inc. is a supplier and installer of solar products
in London and the surrounding area. We provide solar solutions for
pool heating, domestic hot water, and electricity generation. Our
mission is to bring quality solar products into the London market
to give Londoners the opportunity to use the sun's energy to their
advantage, which saves money and helps the environment.
With over a decade of solar knowledge between
the two founders, you can be assured that your solar system will
be installed properly and will give you many years of clean energy.